Mace entered service in October 2012

Intercontinental ballistic missile submarines, P-30 "Bulava" will go to the Russian Navy in October 2012. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. He said the government flight test missile system successfully completed. As expected at the same time with the "Bulava" will be taken into service and long-term strategic nuclear submarines of project 955 "Borey". Last test launch "Bulava" was held December 23, 2011. He was promoted to the board the nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky" project 955. Salvo launch of two ballistic missiles has been made of the White Sea at the Kura test site in Kamchatka. In total, since the beginning of the test, "Bulava" was made 17 starts, seven of which were unsuccessful. Earlier it was expected that a decision on the acceptance of "Bulava" will be taken into service by the end of 2011. Is expected before the end of 2012 in the Russian Navy will include two strategic submarines of "Northwind" — "Yuri Dolgoruky" and "Alexander Nevsky". This should have happened in 2011, but the inclusion of ships in the Navy has been delayed due to protracted trials for their primary weapon — missile "Bulava". According to the commander of the Northern Fleet, Rear Admiral Igor Muhametshina, "Yury Dolgoruky" will be part of the Northern Fleet. In the future ballistic missile "Bulava" will form the basis of marine component of the nuclear triad Russia. The missile is capable of hitting targets at ranges of up to eight thousand kilometers and carry six to ten nuclear units with capacity of 150 kilotons each. Combat units are able to change the trajectory of altitude and course. Launch of "Bulava" can be produced in a submerged position in the movement.

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